Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Injury during Racing on New Zealand Racetracks 2005–2011
Contributor(s):: Charlotte Bolwell, Chris Rogers, Erica Gee, Wayne Mcllwraith
There is currently limited information on the types, or risk, of injuries occurring for horses racing in flat races in New Zealand. Race reports and records from six racing seasons were used to determine the reasons why horses failed to finish a race. In total, 544 horses failed to complete a...
Intimacy and Investment in Canterbury Thoroughbred Horse Racing: A Study in Equine Anthropology.
Contributor(s):: Colette Holdorf
This thesis is concerned with equine attachment as a form of interspecies fictive kinship, in relation to the practices, social relations, and motivations of participant groups within the Canterbury thoroughbred racing industry. Exploring the interconnections between intimacy and investment, as...
Racing into culture: A digital ethnographic study of the development of a culture of people who own retired racing greyhounds
Contributor(s):: Hunt, Julia C.
A Critical Analysis of the British Horseracing Authority's Review of the Use of the Whip in Horseracing
Contributor(s):: Bidda Jones, Jed Goodfellow, James Yeates, Paul D. Mcgreevy
There is increasing controversy about the use of the whip as a performance aid in Thoroughbred horseracing and its impact on horse welfare. This paper offers a critical analysis of the British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA) 2011 Report Responsible Regulation:A Review of the Use of the...
Off to the Races
Contributor(s):: Eisenberg, John
An Investigation of Racing Performance and Whip Use by Jockeys in Thoroughbred Races
Contributor(s):: David Evans, Paul McGreevy
Concerns have been expressed concerning animal-welfare issues associated with whip use during Thoroughbred races. However, there have been no studies of relationships between performance and use of whips in Thoroughbred racing. Our aim was to describe whip use and the horses' performance...
Whip Use by Jockeys in a Sample of Australian Thoroughbred Races—An Observational Study
Contributor(s):: Paul D. McGreevy, Robert A Corken, Hannah Salvin, Celeste M. Black
The use of whips by jockeys is an issue. The current study viewed opportunistic high-speed footage of 15 race finishes frame-by-frame to examine the outcomes of arm and wrist actions (n = 350) on 40 horses viewed from the left of the field. Any actions fully or partially obscured by...
Nutrition for working and service dogs
Contributor(s):: Wakshlag, J., Shmalberg, J.
Conformation, genetics, and behavioral drive are the major determinants of success in canine athletes, although controllable variables, such as training and nutrition, play an important role. The scope and breadth of canine athletic events has expanded dramatically in the past 30 years, but with...
Going to the dogs: The marginalization of greyhound racing in American culture
Contributor(s):: Thayer, Gwyneth Anne
A sociology of horse-racing in Britain: a study of the social significance and organisation of British horse-racing
Contributor(s):: Filby, Michael Paul
Vagen till vinnarcirkeln: Travhasten och dess manniskor mellan sport och spel
Contributor(s):: Berglund, Sara Cherstina
Horse people : thoroughbred culture in Lexington and Newmarket
Contributor(s):: Cassidy, Rebecca
Genetic improvement of the horse (Chapter 17)
Contributor(s):: T. Arnason, L. Dale Van Vleck
From the time man domesticated horses some 5000-6000 years ago, horses have been subject to many forms of artificial selection that have resulted in gradual genetic changes. Differences found among breeds of horses are due to forces of artificial as well as natural selection, in addition to...
Jumping to Conclusions? Media Coverage of Jumps Racing Debates in Australia
Contributor(s):: Montoya, D., McManus, P., Albrecht, G.
Which obstacles are most problematic for jumping horses?
Contributor(s):: Stachurska, A., Pieta, M., Nesteruk, E.
The objective of this study was to examine the behaviour of horses jumping over variously designed obstacles, i.e. which obstacles are easy for them and jumped willingly or which cause difficulties. This was judged by scoring two main faults at jumping events: the number of knock-downs and...
Pre-race behaviour of horses as a predictor of race finishing order
Contributor(s):: Hutson, G. D., Haskell, M. J.
The behaviour and appearance of 867 horses entered in 67 races at two Melbourne racecourses, Flemington and Moonee Valley, was assessed over a 20-month period. 14 variables were recorded in the parade ring/mounting yard as the horse was being led by the groom before the race, and 5 variables were...